Temperature isn’t the only element which affects comfort in Lexington homes – balanced humidity levels are just as important! To maintain a healthy and comfortable home, relative humidity levels should be kept at 30 to 50 percent.
In the wintertime, it can be difficult to keep indoor humidity levels where they need to be. Cold winter air is naturally dry, and operating your furnace eliminates some of the air’s moisture. In order to maintain balanced humidity, you may need the help of a whole-home humidifier, which adds moisture to the air supply within the home.
How do you know if your Lexington home could benefit from a whole-home humidifier? We recommend thinking back to past winters, as the conditions you experienced can indicate low humidity levels. The following are signs that indoor humidity levels have fallen too low in the past – you’re likely to experience them again if you aren’t using a humidifier:
- Increased static electricity. If you and your family members experience frequent static shocks and static cling throughout the winter, humidity levels in your home are too low.
- Frequent furnace use. Humidity actually helps you feel warmer, as it holds heat near your body for longer. Without that moisture in the air, your body feels colder. To compensate, you are likely to crank up your furnace and run it more frequently. This is inefficient and expensive; adding moisture to the air via a whole-home humidifier is less costly to run, and will help you cut back on furnace use, furthering your savings.
If you have experienced these symptoms in the past, we urge you to consider installing a whole-home humidifier this fall. The system will help keep your home warmer while lowering heating energy use and cost.
Let Climate Control set you up with an efficient whole-home humidifier that will work with your heating system this winter to keep humidity levels balanced. Call us today to learn more.